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Starkey’s Sara Burdak Wins Globee in 2021 Women World Awards

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing Sara Burdak, Au.D., has been named the Silver Globee Winner for the Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year awards in the Manufacturing category. Women World Awards recognizes women in business and professions from all over the world and encompasses the world’s best in leadership,…

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Powerful Video By Emmy-winning Hollywood Studio Addresses Rising Hearing Loss

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Marking October’s National Protect Your Hearing Month, Hearing Health Foundation is releasing the first of a new video series called “A Few Words About Hearing” that captures the stories of nine people—from all walks of life—who describe what it’s like to live with hearing damaged by loud noise. Watch it…

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Open-Access Issue of Seminars in Hearing on Hearing Aid Technology to Improve Speech Intelligibility in Noise

When you bring researchers and engineers from the world’s major hearing aid manufacturers together in one space to talk about their favorite topics, what do you get?  Among the possibilities is a compendium of papers that sample the technology in today’s hearing aids.  Guest-edited by Josh Alexander, the 2021 Fall issue of Seminars in Hearing features 9…

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Phonak, Macquarie University and NAL Announce Alliance on Hearing Research and Innovation

Macquarie University and The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) have announced the formation of the Phonak-Macquarie-NAL Alliance. This unique three-way, multi-year research partnership, funded by Phonak, a global provider of hearing solutions and part of the Sonova Group, unites Phonak’s expertise in hearing-aid innovation with the research strengths and translational power of Macquarie University Hearing and…

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New Executive Committee and Council of Honour Elected at EUHA Annual General Meeting

MAINZ, GERMANY — Elections for the Executive Committee and the Council of Honour of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) were held on September 15, 2021 as part of EUHA’s Annual General Meeting.  EUHA President Beate Gromke and EUHA Vice President Eva Keil-Becker will remain in  office and continue to lead the association…

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GN to acquire SteelSeries in Deal Worth $1.24 Billion

GN has signed an agreement to acquire SteelSeries – a global innovation driven pioneer in premium software-enabled gaming gear. GN is acquiring SteelSeries from the Nordic private equity company Axcel. SteelSeries, with its attractive growth profile and margin structure, presents an attractive new growth opportunity for GN. The acquisition of SteelSeries will “bring complementary engineering…

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Child-Centered Care: New Online Course from Ida Institute

NAERUM, DENMARK — Child-Centered Care, a just-launched online course from the Ida Institute, gives hearing care professionals the knowledge they need to provide truly child-centered hearing care. The free four-part course explains the key cognitive skills developed as children age, techniques for communicating with pediatric clients, and which Ida tools will make the communication more…

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Oticon, Inc. Appoints Virginia Ramachandran, Au.D., Ph.D. as Head of Audiology

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon, Inc. today announced that Virginia Ramachandran, Au.D., Ph.D. has been promoted to Head of Audiology. In her new position, Ramachandran will be responsible for leading Oticon’s US audiological vision and strategic direction, supporting Oticon’s continued leadership in Audiology and Technology. She will report directly to Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. Ramachandran…

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Decibel Therapeutics Announces Publication of Foundational Study of Noise-Induced Inner Ear Damage

BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — Decibel Therapeutics (Nasdaq: DBTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to discovering and developing transformative treatments to restore and improve hearing and balance, today announced that findings from a study of noise-related inner ear damage conducted in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the Karolinska Institute (KI) have…

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Starkey Wins 2021 Manufacturer of the Year Award

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA –Starkey announced that it has been named a 2021 Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award was presented this week, during a ceremony in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. It celebrates and recognizes manufacturing excellence, as well as efforts to share improvement experiences with fellow manufacturers. “As the world leader in…

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